A group of researchers from the University of Toronto and the Allergy, Genes and Environment (AllerGen) Network have launched an interactive map that tracks air pollution across Toronto for the Pan Am Games.
The tool uses data from new AirSENCE devices, which are a type of inexpensive air quality monitoring system that the U of T team developed. Placed around Pan Am sites, they measure the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) and estimated concentrations of a number of air pollutants.
The technology was created by U of T chemical engineering professor Greg Evans(ChemE) and Jeffrey Brook, a senior research scientist with Environment Canada and an adjunct professor in the U of T Dalla Lana School of Public Health. The project is led by U of T PhD student Natalia Mykhaylova (ChemE). Read full story.